At Hirsch Philanthropy Partners, Laurel Severt works with philanthropists, nonprofits, and community leaders to connect philanthropic vision and goals with real community needs. She drives social change by developing impactful program strategies and managing comprehensive grant portfolios across a range of complex issues, including urban green space and democracy. As a 21/64 Certified Philanthropic Advisor, Laurel also works with the next generation of philanthropists to realize bold ambitions. She previously served as Program Coordinator for International Specialized Programs at the University of Washington, where she designed and managed study abroad programs for international students. Laurel holds a B.A. in International Studies and Economics from the University of Washington.